Marjorie Baumgarten
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For 1,475 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 35% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 63% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marjorie Baumgarten's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Boyhood
Lowest review score: 0 Kazaam
Score distribution:
1,475 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Last Chance Harvey is so much an "actors' film" that the hand of the director seems hidden until it bursts into view with something clunky.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Neither a true concert film nor a strict behind-the-scenes documentary, This Is It is, like Jackson himself, a real hybrid.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The story is rather creaky, but who cares when the actors Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche are so sublime together? Even though the film creates an artificial construct that rings hollow, the two central characters generate great heat and interest. Their presence is enough to keep the film’s nattering foolishness at bay.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Amounts to little more than a big, wet kiss to the group’s worldwide legions of young, female fans.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Funny and expands our background knowledge of these likable characters, but the story gets bogged down.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Good performances give this movie a pleasant shine, but in all honesty, Thin Ice relies on too many familiar setups to feel wholly fresh.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A must for any Deadhead and of genuine interest to any music fan, even if its documentary chops hit a few sour notes.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The movie offers glimmers of truth about the aging process, but there is always the sense that Moss only wades knee-high into this river.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Carla Gugino, however, energizes the film with every step of her self-assured stride. She genuinely manages to create a dimensional character who is fulsomely inspirational – and as I said at the outset, that's not too shabby an accomplishment when it comes to the world of women and sports movies.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    May not be grade-A prime, but it ain't chopped liver either.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Does not go gentle into that good night.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Whether Ringer, with its mild comedy and milder messages about inclusiveness and tolerance, will be embraced by Knoxville's hardcore "Jackass" fans remains to be seen. But we can at least trust that the Farrellys will stay the course.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It would be easy to pigeonhole this as "Norma Rae" en L.A., and Padilla is at least as ingratiating and as much of a guy magnet as Sally Field was in that movie.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Although the movie's anti-war propaganda mission is clear, it nevertheless makes a strong case for asking questions and examining our country's imperialistic motives.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Although the film’s character portraits are vividly drawn, they remain largely one-dimensional.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A refresher course in the perils of celebrity and activism, but its syllabus and insights are purely remedial.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A pleasant frolic, but fairly inconsequential in terms of the overall Allen output.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    There’s definitely ore to be mined in Silver City but Sayles’ pan comes up with only particles of dust.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The camerawork, which relies heavily on shots of picture-perfect vistas and not enough on human beings and their place in this world. When we do see the characters, we primarily see their beauty.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Little more than a well-written and nicely delivered feature-length sitcom.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    For American children, Nanny McPhee Returns may seem something like a foreign film, but the movie has enough spoonfuls of sugar to make the Britishisms go down.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Living up to its title, Rudo y Cursi is appealingly tough and corny but contains little that causes these elements to congeal into anything greater.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Satire without teeth is sort of a mewling entity that brings little into sharp focus. Nevertheless, the performances here are all stellar, and narrative movies that take the making of art seriously are a rare breed indeed.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Although several great speeches and hilarious one-liners goose the film, God Bless America nevertheless peaks too early and becomes rather one-note.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A moderately entertaining, mostly inoffensive piece of filmmaking.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Writer/director Lucía Puenzo (XXY) has a nice feel for her characters and, especially, the viewpoint of adolescent Lilith. But by giving away the story’s big reveal at the very beginning, it infuses the film with a potent sense of dread rather than suspense.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    There are some wonderful performances and lovely unadorned moments in The Flower of Evil when the movie is not drowning its viewers in its doomed fragrance.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Despite its inadequacies, Basquiat presents a fascinating glimpse of the Eighties art scene, due in large measure to several stunning performances.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Aided by a strong soundtrack by Corbijn's friend Herbert Grönemeyer, The American nevertheless seems more like a concept in search of a movie.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Some fine comedy performances bolster this thinly plotted film.

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